December 1657 in history

December 1657 events chronologically

Dec 27 The Flushing Remonstrance is signed

Born in December 1657

Dec 15 Michel Richard Delalande a French Baroque composer and organist who was in the service of King Louis XIV. He was one of the most important composers of grands motets. He also wrote orchestral suites known as Simphonies pour les Soupers du Roy and ballets. His works foreshadowed the cantatas of JS Bach and the Water Music and oratorios of Handel
Dec 21 Catherine Sedley Countess of Dorchester the mistress of King James II and VII both before and after he came to the thrones. Catherine was not noted for beauty but was famous for her wittiness and sharp tongue